Saturday, August 14, 2010

… waiting



I've been playing with the 'preview' half-meters of the fabrics from my new fabric line, 'Georgia Lou'. . . & I've been trying to be very careful of how I use them. . . so I decided to make a bunch (324 to be exact) of half-square triangles. . . (yep, I know, I seem to be on a half-square triangle kick. . .) 


Here's some that make me smile. . .



. . . Don't they (Lecien) do amazing detail work? 


For this line - I wanted the fabrics to have the look like they have been around for awhile. . . like they've been washed & hung out in the sun & the fresh air to dry many times over. . . & like they've been well used & loved over years. . . & I'm quite happy with the results. . . (I tell you more about that process soon!)

As I work with the fabrics. . . I find that although it is my line & I have seen it all the way through. . . when I start to create & work with it. . . there are many, many moments of bliss, when I just can't help but fall in love with them all over again. . .


Then. . . there is the caring detail that a wonderful artist at Lecien did for me. Because this line is named for my Mom. . . & pansies were one of her favorite flowers . . . with a couple of the prints that I had, I sent in some photos of pansies & asked if a couple of flowers could be changed into pansies. So,. . . every once in a while I get this . . . 


. . . & I can't help but know how incredible a privilege it is to get to do what I do, & to work with a company that does things with such grace & such an amazing caring touch.

Earlier this week, I got word that my bolts of my new fabrics were on their way to me . . . I've been tracking them. . . & know that they arrived in LA & were in customs for a couple of days. Then I checked this morning & it said they had left the customs 'inner office'. . .  (hmmm. . .  what does that mean?!?)  . . . so hopefully they are on their way!
 . . .  I can hardly wait!


 Bren

14 comments:

Bev said...

Congratulations! It is a real talent to be able to design fabric! I love the faded, delicate colors of this line. Good job!

Cheery wave from
Bev

Sherri said...

It's just gorgeous...the half-square triangles are so cute, too!

rosie/the fabric shopper said...

Lovely collection! I love the faded look :-)

Karen said...

Love the look of these blocks with your stunningly beautiful fabrics. Wonderful designs!

pdudgeon said...

i definitely think you've got another winner on your hands! congratulations!!!

And i hear you on the HST's. I just got thru prepping 500 of them for my next quilt. Starting Monday i'll be sewing up a blizzard of them for a Fall quilt.
pam

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Georgia Lou looks so beautiful and all those HST's are going to be incredible sewn together!

Cara said...

Oh WOW! What gorgeous fabrics Brenda! I did not think I could love a line more than your last 2 but this one looks like it is going to become a fave! Excited to see what you do with your bolts!
Hugs
Cara

Vicky said...

Gorgeous, Brenda!

Sewn With Grace said...

I cannot wait until this hits the stores. It is just so pretty. I love that they put the pansy in for you!

anniebeez said...

so pretty!

Thimbleanna said...

Very, very pretty. I love the little plaids too!

Sarah said...

when will the fabric be available in stores? I'm thinking I need this for my bed quilt.
Beautiful...and a wonder remembrance of your mother.

Carrie P. said...

Lovely fabrics and how fun it must be to work with your own designs. The pansy fabric is very pretty.

Lizziebeth said...

Beautiful, love your blog and all the beautiful things you make. I thought I saw today a recipe for antiquing your quilts, I went back later and couldn't find it. Was it on your blog?

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